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Lars Von Trier wants the wrong Skarsgard for his new porno

Lars Von Trier wants the wrong Skarsgard for his new porno (photo)

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Lars Von Trier is no stranger to controversy, directing difficult films that are magnets for misogyny accusations and even getting kicked out of Cannes for admitting he looked a little too kindly on the Nazis. But all that is just warm up for what is possibly the most shocking, horrifying act the auteur has ever committed: Casting Stellan Skarsgard instead of his son Alexander in a pornography.

In a show of Scandinavian solidarity, the Danish director plans to work with the Swedish actor, who has appeared in Von Trier’s “Dancer in the Dark,” “Dogville” and “Melancholia.” As picked up by The Hollywood Reporter, Skarsgard told E! News, “Lars called me and said, ‘Stellan, my next film will be a porno and I want you to play the lead in it.'”

Of course, it’s our firm belief that Von Trier, simply got confused, offering the role to his old colleague instead of his younger, fitter, uncomfortably handsome and even more uncomfortably Aryan-looking son, Alexander Skarsgard. Like the rest of us, we’re pretty sure that the director is still watching “True Blood” and learning some new things about himself courtesy of those gratuitous Eric Northman butt-shots.

Von Trier’s next film is called, appropriately, “Nympomaniac,” and is said to explore female sexuality from birth into middle age. The director is writing the film through copious research, which involves talking to 50 and 60 year-old women about their sexual experiences. Von Trier stated, “You have no idea how dirty the female mind is!” which while it won’t help with the misogyny accusations, might at least distract people from that time he claimed he had sympathy for Hitler.

What horrifies you most about “Nymphomaniac”? The fact that it’s being made by a self-professed Nazi, or that you might have to see full-frontal Stellan Skarsgard nudity? Tell us in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter.


Final Countdown

The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at


Rev Up

Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.


Give Back

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.

Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…